<table width=90% align=center border=0><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/01/fin_blog.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=3 hspace=4>Hey Canuck Nation! Whale it has been a crazy week as some of you may know with Pam Anderson at GM Place for the New York Rangers game. It was my idea to go up in the suite during our Dentyne Kiss Cam promotion in the 3rd period, thinking it would be cool if Pam kissed the whale on the cheek. I was shocked when she grabbed my jaw and preceded to give me a French kiss!!
<a href=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/01/jan1408_fin01_t.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/01/jan1408_fin01_t.jpg border=0 align=right vspace=3 hspace=4></a>It sure made the headlines though. The photo was on many websites, NHL.com, People.com, TMZ.com, OK.Magazine.com, and then The Province put it in their Sunday edition. On Tuesday, January 8, Pam (we are on a first name relationship) was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and she presented him with a Canucks jersey with his name on it. Jay then asked her about our photo, which they displayed, and then my whale heart sunk to the bottom of the ocean. Pam said I stunk and Leno replied “You mean he smells or is not nice?” and she said “No he smelled like B.O.!” I was shocked, but then what do you expect from a whale who wears hockey equipment and runs around GM Place for 2 ½ hours. I will tell you right now as much as I love our players they don’t come up smelling like roses after a game! Anyhow, it was all in fun and the publicity was FIN-tastic and if it was really that bad why was she kissing me in the first place?? For the record, my jersey is washed after every game!
I am getting ready for a few upcoming appearances in the next couple of weeks and a few games added in there. The biggest event is the All-Star Weekend in Atlanta which I will be attending. It is always a blast to hang out and joke around with the other team mascots. It is a big event for us as the league gets to not only showcase the players and the game, but the fans get a real up and close experience with everything the league has to offer. I will be writing a blog for All-Star weekend so hopefully you will follow what Henrik (added to the Western Conference line-up) and I are up too.
I will be going to New York in February to make an appearance at a New York Islanders Mascot Day promotion. This will be my third trip there which is always a good time.
On February 24 we have our Open Practice with tickets available to the public now.
Look forward to seeing you around town and at the games!